10 Places to Go Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing Near Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Kids love sliding down a snowy slope on a sled, and adults will love unleashing their inner child to join in on the fun. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing and snow tubing near Vancouver. 

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10 Places to Go Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing Near Vancouver

Tubing – Vancouver’s Fountain of Youth?

Gnarly’s Tube Park Photo: Julia Toren

When’s the last time you felt the sheer joy and exhilaration of careening down a snow covered mountain, the wind in your hair and heart in your mouth?  Some of my fondest childhood memories are of tobogganing with friends and family on cold, crisp, snowy winter days.  There was something magical about sledding down the hill, not a care in the world, except a slightly out of control feeling during descent. Nothing surpassed the excitement of arriving safely at the bottom of the hill, giggling with friends and hiking back up to do it all over again.  To my delight and the relief of my ageing knees, times have changed, and with advances in technology, there have also been terrific advances in sledding.  Welcome 2017 – I have been introduced to tubing and more importantly the tube tow!

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Tubing – Vancouver’s Fountain of Youth?

Vancouver in a Day – Chinatown and Cypress Mountain

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by a number of Asian cultures around the world. Of Vancouver’s 2 million or so residents, over 800,000 are of Asian descent. Every spring, tens of thousands of people pack the streets of Vancouver’s Chinatown for one of the biggest and most colourful festivals of the year.

If you’re already planning on coming to Vancouver to ski or ride, try to time your vacation to coincide with this festival. Make sure to research and plan in advance though because the exact dates for Lunar New Year change every year. The festival takes place according to the phase of the moon.

Cypress Mountain is Vancouver’s largest ski area. With 53 ski runs, six lifts and 2010 vertical feet, it’s obvious why this is such a popular destination for visitors to Vancouver. In addition to the alpine skiing and riding area, there is also a Nordic area for snow shoeing, cross country skiing and snow tubing, making Cypress a great family destination. For more information, visit: http://www.cypressmountain.com.